(Madison): 4th and 5th graders in Dane County were invited to participate in the WI Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom essay contest. The 2020-2021 Wisconsin Essay Contest topic was “How have Wisconsin soybean farmers fueled Wisconsin’s economy?”
The topic was based off of the 2021 Book of the Year entitled: “Full of Beans- Henry Ford Grows a Car,” written by Peggy Thomas. Each year, Wisconsin 4th & 5th grade students are eligible to participate and the topic changes each year based on a Wisconsin Ag Product.
Emma Eastwood, daughter of Scott and Gillian Eastwood, Sun Prairie, W, was this year’s Dane County essay contest winner. Her entry was forwarded on to the district level where her essay will be in consideration for the district winner. Each district winner will then be evaluated where an overall state winner will be selected.
Sponsors for the 2021 Dane County Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest included: Culvers, Dane County Farm Bureau and Dane County Extension.
For more information about the Ag in the Classroom Program in Dane County, please contact Alissa Grenawalt, Dane County Ag in the Classroom Program Coordinator at Grenawalt.Alissa@countyofdane.com.